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Accipiter  Brisson, 1760
Taxonomic Serial No.: 175299

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Bird Hawks [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderAccipitriformes  – éperviers, Hawks  
                            FamilyAccipitridae Vigors, 1824 – Eagles, Hawks, Kites, aigles, buses, éperviers  
                               GenusAccipiter Brisson, 1760 – Bird Hawks  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Accipiter albogularis G. R. Gray, 1870 – Pied Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter badius (Gmelin, 1788) – Shikra 
                                  Species Accipiter bicolor (Vieillot, 1817) – Gavilán bicolor, Bicolored Hawk, Épervier bicolore 
                                  Species Accipiter brachyurus (E. P. Ramsay, 1880) – Grey Sparrowhawk, New Britain Sparrowhawk, New Britian Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter brevipes (Severtzov, 1850) – Levant Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter butleri (Gurney, Jr., 1898) – Nicobar Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter castanilius Bonaparte, 1853 – Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter chilensis Philippi & Landbeck, 1864 – Chilean Hawk 
                                  Species Accipiter chionogaster (Kaup, 1852) – Gavilán pecho blanco, White-breasted Hawk 
                                  Species Accipiter cirrocephalus (Vieillot, 1817) – Collared Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter collaris P. L. Sclater, 1860 – Semicollared Hawk 
                                  Species Accipiter cooperii (Bonaparte, 1828) – Gavilán de Cooper, Cooper's Hawk, epervier de Cooper, Épervier de Cooper 
                                  Species Accipiter erythrauchen G. R. Gray, 1861 – Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter erythronemius (Kaup, 1850) – Rufous-thighed Hawk 
                                  Species Accipiter erythropus (Hartlaub, 1855) – Red-thighed Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter fasciatus (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827) – Brown Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter francesiae A. Smith, 1834 – Frances's Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter gentilis (Linnaeus, 1758) – Gavilán azor, Northern Goshawk, Autour des palombes 
                                  Species Accipiter griseiceps (Kaup, 1848) – Sulawesi Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter gularis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) – Asiatic Sparrowhawk, Japanese Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter gundlachi Lawrence, 1860 – Gundlach's Hawk, Épervier de Cuba 
                                  Species Accipiter haplochrous P. L. Sclater, 1859 – White-bellied Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter henicogrammus (G. R. Gray, 1861) – Moluccan Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter henstii (Schlegel, 1873) – Henst's Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter hiogaster (S. Muller, 1841) – Variable Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter imitator Hartert, 1926 – Imitator Goshawk, Imitator Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter luteoschistaceus Rothschild & Hartert, 1926 – Slaty-mantled Goshawk, Slaty-backed Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter madagascariensis J. Verreaux, 1833 – Madagascar Sparrowhawk, Madagascan Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter melanochlamys (Salvadori, 1876) – Black-mantled Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter melanoleucus A. Smith, 1830 – Black Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter meyerianus (Sharpe, 1878) – Meyer's Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter minullus (Daudin, 1800) – Little Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter nanus (W. Blasius, 1897) – Dwarf Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter nisus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter novaehollandiae (Gmelin, 1788) – Grey Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter ovampensis Gurney, 1875 – Ovambo Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter poliocephalus G. R. Gray, 1858 – Grey-headed Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter poliogaster (Temminck, 1824) – Grey-bellied Hawk, Autour ŕ ventre gris, Gray-bellied Hawk 
                                  Species Accipiter princeps Mayr, 1934 – New Britain Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter rhodogaster (Schlegel, 1862) – Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter rufitorques (Peale, 1848) – Fiji Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter rufiventris A. Smith, 1830 – Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter soloensis (Horsfield, 1821) – Gray Frog-Hawk, Chinese Sparrowhawk, Épervier de Horsfield 
                                  Species Accipiter striatus Vieillot, 1808 – Gavilán pecho rufo, Sharp-shinned Hawk, epervier brun, Épervier brun 
                                  Species Accipiter superciliosus (Linnaeus, 1766) – Tiny Hawk, Épervier nain 
                                  Species Accipiter tachiro (Daudin, 1800) – African Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter toussenelii (J. Verreaux, E. Verreaux & Des Murs, 1855) – Red-chested Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter trinotatus Bonaparte, 1850 – Spot-tailed Sparrowhawk 
                                  Species Accipiter trivirgatus (Temminck, 1824) – Crested Goshawk 
                                  Species Accipiter ventralis P. L. Sclater, 1866 – Plain-breasted Hawk 
                                  Species Accipiter virgatus (Temminck, 1822) – Besra 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Accipiter    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Accipiter    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Accipiter   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.02.25, website (version 25-Feb-11)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Accipiter   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Accipiter   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Accipiter   

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